conclavist

noun
con·​clav·​ist | \ -və̇st \
plural -s

Definition of conclavist

: an individual (as an ecclesiastical secretary or a lay servant) who attends a cardinal in a conclave cardinals who are ill or infirm may have two conclavists— Arnaldo Cortesi

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History and Etymology for conclavist

Italian conclavista, from conclave (from Medieval Latin) + -ista -ist

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“Conclavist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conclavist. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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